I would like to give credit where credit is due. Videos are from YouTube and other sources such as NicoNico while Oricon rankings and other information are translated from the Japanese Wikipedia unless noted.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kome Kome Club -- Abracadabra

As I mentioned in my first entry on Kome Kome Club(米米クラブ), the jazz/Latin/funk/fusion colossus of a band, anyone who's gone to one of their concerts got a fine return on their investment. I've only been able to vicariously enjoy the moment via YouTube and televised excerpts of their tours, but even then, I still get a kick out of their sets, their costumes and their "Let's Party Like It's Rio!"approach. It's as if a J-Pop band decided to go all Cirque De Soleil! And strangely enough, this song was used as the campaign tune for the Canadian circus and entertainment company during their Saltimbanco event.

"Abracadabra" was just perfect for a Kome Kome Club concert. It's just a wonder that the song hadn't been written earlier by the band. Whenever that guitar riff gets going at the intro, the audience is virtually obligated to rise up and dance. Released in March 1994, K2C's 17th single sold half a million discs and managed to reach No. 2 on the Oricon weeklies. It was also released as a track on their 11th album, "Phi II" in December of the same year.

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